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Sendai mom, 31, admits suffocating baby girl, is arrested

Dec 10, 2014

Sendai mom, 31, admits suffocating baby girl, is arrested

Miyagi Prefecture Police said they arrested a 31-year-old woman from Aoba Ward, Sendai, on Tuesday on suspicion of killing her 4-month-old daughter. Police said Yumi Suzuki suffocated her daughter, Ayaka, at their home by covering her mouth and nose with a blanket. Suzuki reportedly ...

Dec 7, 2014

U.S. marine suspected in Okinawa hit-and-run

A U.S. Marine is suspected in a hit-and-run incident that seriously injured a 67-year-old man in Okinawa Prefecture last week, according to prefectural government sources. The information was first reported by the U.S. side, which informed the foreign ministry, the sources said Saturday. The ...

Vagina artist Megumi Igarashi arrested again

Dec 3, 2014

Vagina artist Megumi Igarashi arrested again

An artist who made a kayak modeled on her own vagina was arrested again on Wednesday, police said, in a case that has garnered international attention and sparked accusations of censorship. Megumi Igarashi, who calls herself Rokudenashi-ko — which loosely translates as “reprobate child” ...

Dec 3, 2014

Fukui man admits burying his mother, sister in his yard

Police on Wednesday arrested a 53-year-old man from Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, who is initially suspected of burying the bodies of his mother and sister in the yard of his home. Teruhiko Ikemi, a guitar craftsman, has owned up to the allegations, the police said. ...